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Sandia boss says job cuts unlikely due to budget

February 6, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official at Sandia National Laboratories say managers have been tightening the labs’ fiscal belt enough that they should be able to avoid job cuts despite current federal budget troubles.

The nuclear weapons lab is located at Kirtland Air Force Base and is a major employer in the Albuquerque area with more than 10,000 jobs.

President Paul Hommert says there’s still uncertainty but that layoffs are unlikely.

According to the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/YTjeJs ), Hommert sees cutting back on hiring as the course to take if federal budget cuts are deeper than anticipated.

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